We’re proud to report that our partner, Hugh Berkson, has begun his term as President of PIABA, the Public Investors’ Arbitration Bar Association. PIABA, an international bar association with more than 400 members, is the largest US organization of lawyers who represent investors in arbitrations against stockbrokers.
PIABA’s mission statement reads:
The mission of PIABA is to promote the interests of the public investor in securities and commodities arbitration by protecting public investors from abuses in the arbitration process, such as those associated with document production and discovery; making securities and commodities arbitration as just and fair as systematically possible; and creating a level playing field for the public investor in securities and commodities arbitration.
In recent years, PIABA also has become a powerful voice for investor rights, working to promote the interests of the public investor through position papers, press releases, and direct consultations with state and federal securities regulators and members of Congress.
Hugh’s one-year term as President began on October 23, 2015. While leading PIABA, he also will continue his full-time work as a vital member of the Stockmarketloss.com team, representing individuals, families, and organizations damaged by the misconduct of financial advisers and life insurance brokers.
Hugh Berkson is a Securities Attorney with McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman, Co. LPA. Hugh is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell®.
He obtained a business degree in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989, and is a 1994 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Barristers and received both the American Jurisprudence Award, (National Mock Trial) in 1993 and the Jonathan M. Ault Mock Trial Prize for 1993-1994.